Monto Charbray sale debuts this month
CHARBRAY cattle will pack Monto Saleyards on May 26 in a debut event.
Monto Cattle and Country agent Brad McInally said the store and prime cattle sale was inspired by a customer.
"This will be our first time doing just a charbray sale," he said.
"Les Marsh from Jambin sells charbray, and the idea was really instigated through him.
"And we thought Monto would be a good place to have it - we are central and have good yards."
So far, 600 head will be at sale, coming from Biloela, Eidsvold and Gin Gin.
As there is still two weeks to go, plenty more cattle are expected to join the ranks.
For those already raising charbrays, it is an opportunity to stock up or sell.
But for those new, Mr McInally said the charbray's suitability to live in the local area was their major selling point.
"They can handle the conditions of central Queensland, and living on rougher country.
"Charbrays have good suitability to different markets."
The sale will also have a competitive component, with judging to happen from 8.30-9.30am.
Up for grabs are $17,000 in cash and prizes
The auctions will start at 10am.
"Hopefully it will become an annual sale," Mr McInally said.
Funds will be raised for the Charbray Society of Australia at the event.
"The organisation promotes breeding of charbray stud," Mr McInally said.
"All charbray cows are registered through the Charbray Society."